Jasper Hippopotamus -- Circa 2100-1800 BCE -- Egypt, Middle Kingdom -- Via Barakat Gallery I LOVE HIPPOS!!!!!
Statuette of a Hippopotamus [Egyptian; Middle Egypt, Meir] (17.9.1) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hippopotamus Calf Sitting
Schleich Hippo Calf Sitting www.minizoo.com.au
Jasper Lion Statue - I want snarling lion statues on either side of my front door. Nothing quiet and kingly. I want it to frighten small children.
Egyptian Faience Statuette of a Hippopotamus. Culture : Egyptian. Period : Middle Kingdom (Dynasty 11–13, ca. 2040–1650 B.C.). Material : Faience.
Egyptian Faience Hippo,Late Period 6th-4th Century B.C.
King Khafre ~ The-Old-Kingdom (2778-2065-BC). I love the Old Kingdom art. 4700 years old and just spectacular.
Hippopotamus Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2161–1640 BC) Dynasty 13 (1783–1640 BC) faience This figure of a hippo was molded in faience, a crushed quartz glazed and fired at a relatively low temperature. Copper salts in the glaze impart the bright blue or blue-green color so characteristic of faience objects. Over the animal’s naturalistic shape, the craftsman painted lily plants that appear as a giant tattoo.Saint Louis Art Musuem
Hippopotamus, ca. 1938-1539 B.C.E. Faience, paint, 4 5/16 x 2 15/16 x 7 3/16 in. (11 x 7.5 x 18.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.2. Creative Commons-BY
The Hippopotamus lived in Egypt from 1550-1068 BC and was often used to symbolize fertility and strength. Egyptians often painted the Hippopotamus or made figurines from the animal like this one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This specific figurine is engraved with plants that are reflective of their natural habitat. Three of the hippos legs were purposely broken off before being placed in the tomb. It was an animal that needed to be protected against on the journey to the after-life.